Final Fantasy VII Easter Egg - Secret Square Ad

1. Find Cloud while he recovers in Mideel.
2. Talk to him several times, I think 3 does the trick.
3. He will babble some junk, then mutter "Xenogears....".
4. And of course, Xenogears was a newly-released game at that time.

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Contributed By: Jake Morton on 07-24-1999
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Special Requirements: Final Fantasy 7 PC Version
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--Gemini-- writes:
Slooooow down. You ppl are on the wrong track. A one-winged angel is generally a fallen angel. Sephy was designed to be the perfect human being, but ended up descending into madness and death. Hence, fallen angel.
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Druff writes:
Regarding Loveless and My Bloody Valentine, I'm a big fan of the band and of course that album, and I can confirm that not only does the Loveless poster in FFVII say "Valentine," it does indeed say "My Bloody Valentine." Someone on the staff was definitely a fan. (For good reason!)
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Adia writes:
OY. you guys sure look into things. squaresoft has put A LOT of work into final fantasy VII names, and here is a page where you can find nearly all of the definitions of the names. http://www.rpgclassics.com/ffcompendium/h/name.html ^^ hope that helps.
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Mirima JJ writes:
The truth behind the "One-Winged Angel" song is that in the original animation for the game (the drawings and such), Sephiroth only had one wing and just kinda magically floated in the air. Later as the game was programmed, they added more wings to him to make him look more angel-like. (Did you know Sephiroth also originally had black hair?)
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Ok, here's the connection between Carmina Burana and One-Winged Angel: One Winged Angel's first verse "Estuans interius/ira vehementi/Estuans interius/ira vehementi" Is from Track 11 on Carmina Burana "Estuans interius (Burning Inside)". The next verse "Sors immanis/Et inanis/Sors immanis/Et inanis" is from Track 1 on Carmina Burana "O Fortuna (O Fortune)". Then there's "Veni, veni, venias,/Ne me mori facias/Veni, veni, venias,/Ne me mori facias" which is from Track 20 on Carmina Burana "Veni, veni, venias (Come, Come, O Come)". Finally, the Soprano Solo in One Winged Angel, "Gloriosa, Generosa, Gloriosa, Generosa" is from Track 24, "Ave formosissima (Hail, most beautiful one)". The connection between the two is uncanny, and it's really cool to see Squaresoft working hard to put out top quality music.
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Alric writes:
Actually, he mutters something about angels and miracles and then he mutters "Zeno... gias...", and Zenogias is the Japanese name for Xenogears. And in Xenogears there are several references to FF7, including the character named Sephirot and the whole spiel about the One-winged Angels. (Saviour Sephiroth is a One Winged Angel)
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Mr. Fishstix writes:
actually "One winged angel" is the name of the song. The words to this song were taken directly from an opera written by Carl Orff, "Carmina Burana" in the 1930's. Orff based his lyrics on poems from the manuscript "Benediktbeuern".
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I'm not sure where I found this, but it is a definition of Sephiroth. Possibly someone at SquareSoft is into the metaphysical. Not that it is bad, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. It could also account for the changes that Sephiroth goes thru during the game. It also explains the theme running thru the whole game. "At the Creation," explains Kabbalist spokesman Steve Edelman, "Got sent out a pulse of energy into the void. It presently branched and sorted into 10 distinct spheres or aspects, corresponding to the numbers 1-10. There are known as the Sephiroth. To return to God, the soul must negotiate each of the Sephiroth, from 10 back to 1. Armed with magic and faith, Kabbalists have set out to conquer the Sephiroth. Many Kabbalaist secrets have to do with making the trip successfully. Now the Sephiroth fall into a pattern, which is called the Tree of Life. It is also the body of God. Drawn among the 10 spheres are 22 paths. Each path corresponds to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet and also to one of the cards of the Major Arcana in the Tarot. Some Sephiroth are active or masculine, others passive or feminine. But the Tree itself is a unity, rooted exactly at the Bodenplatte. It is the axis of a particular Earth, a new dispensation, brought into being by the Great Firing"
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TGFBOHH writes:
"Zenogias" is a romanization of the Japanese name for Xenogears, and not the exact roma-ji. The name, roughly translated, means "God Only Knows."
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Akar writes:
Well, i found a web page that goes into every single little detaile about FFVII. http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/PhilipTerpolilli/ff7.htm FFVII All The Way!
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Mr Bluejam writes:
Speaking of adverts... after destroying the first reactor, on the screen where Cloud meets Aeiris, theres a cinematic bit where the camera starts high and pans down. In the background theres a poster with a girl on it saying 'LOVELESS'. I think it also says 'Valentine', maybe. Someone can check this out, cos i haven't got the game at the moment, but i think this is an ad for My Bloody Valentine's awesome 'Loveless' album.
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Cidolfas writes:
Heh... neat. 8-) I'm the guy who owns the FF Compendium; the link given is old and no longer works, but you can always check it out at www.ffcompendium.com . To clarify, Sephiroth is most certainly a Hebrew word (being Jewish, I think I should know) which has much mystical meanings regarding angels and so forth. It literally means "counting". The LOVELESS is a poster for a play "Loveless", which Cid comments on just before (or is it just after?) you enter the third disc. (Talk to him inside the Highwind for a longish scene about it.)
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twounknown writes:
one winged angel is the song played during the battle with sephiroth's second form.
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Tawsoi writes:
One Winged Angel is the name of the song because of the fact that Sephiroth has a wing for an arm. Personally I had a very heated arguement on the point of Sephiroth having one wing over the span of several days (little else to do in school) and eventually came to the conclusion that for some unknown reason Square (or whoever named the song) decided to exclude the 4-6 wings which Sephiroth actually uses to keep afloat, but I am just a simple consumer and dont know anything about the sadistic minds of the business-types.
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Solid Mario writes:
Wow, i've played through FF7 4 times since 1998 and i never knew this. thanks eeggs. :)
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BOMIS writes:
Actually, Sephiroth is the name of an angel in some history or mythology or something (can't remember off hand, I'd have to look it up again). Somewhere in the story I read, he lost a wing and fell down to earth. He couldn't get back up to Heaven, so he got mad and wrecked havoc on earth. The song "One Winged Angel" was written about this story, and used in some Latin opera or something. Most of the stuff posted about this song being used in some opera is right, but the origins is slightly different.
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Solal writes:
Ahem... Actually, Squaresoft has always borrowed from several world mythologies in their games, and they are not the only ones to do it. It is also true that they borrow freely, and mostly use only the names because they sound "cool", just like most game designers out there. Not to offend anyone, but it is not surprising, since many people in the software industry are avid sci-fi and fantasy readers, but do not seem to care much about any other kind of literature, mythology or whatever. So these comments, though interesting, may be trying to dig too deep. They remind me of people analysing Led Zeppelin lyrics and trying to find profound meanings in something which (deprived of their very good music) finally amounts only to bad high-school student poetry. PS- Kudos to Square for providing games so immersive, they make us talk about them so much!
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Xino writes:
Hey, why donĀ“t you guys just ask square what they mean??
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In the opening cinema scene you can get a good look at one of the "LOVELESS" posters (right behind Aeris), and it indeed says "My Bloody Valentine" on it. Cid, however, says that it is a play right before you go into North Cave and asks you if you have seen it. If you say yes, he rambles on about sleeping through most of it and he gripes about only seeing the end because the guy next to him woke him up.
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SpiritNRG writes:
I do believe y'all are talking about the Seraphim - which is the heavenly choirs of God. The Seraph are the 6 winged angels who sing in this choirs. Google it for a bit more info. :)
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Sephi writes:
OK, so obviously nobody has played Crisis Core. The theater advertising LOVELESS is, in fact, referring to a play that is referenced many times in Crisis Core, the prequel to FFVII. If you play CC you will see that Loveless is quoted many times by Genesis. http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/LOVELESS Go here to read about LOVELESS
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I thought that sounded like Carmina...
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Sephirot is a Qabalistic concept, from Jewish mysticism... There are 12 Sephirot, each an aspect of God. I've been told that the OmniGears in Xenogears each represent a Sephira...
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Raxian writes:
Whoa...I love Final Fantasy...as well as anyone else can...a bit much though in the philosophy ;) I just saw Sephiroth as like a perversion of good..
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Wiccan_Bunno writes:
Have you guys ever thought about how closely all these words connect? i mean w/ the sephiroth,fallen angel,god...
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Ezekahr writes:
The name Sephiroth i think comes from the Systema Sephiroticum, which is also known as the tree of life. Theres a lot of references to the Tree Of Life in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
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Actually, the Omnigears in Xenogears take their names from Norse Mythology. Squaresoft plays heavy into Norse Mythology in almost all of their games.
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kuja writes:
did anybody notice that this also works for PSX?
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